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Health Care Aide

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 21, 2022.

Health Care Aide
Job Number: 100099
Job: Administrative/Service
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: St. Peter’s Hospital
Organization: CC, Seniors, Palliative & MSK
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 25.9801 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 26.5102
Post Date: Sep 22, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 29, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

St. Peter’s Hospital has specialized in enhancing the lives of seniors and those with chronic illness since 1890. A complex continuing care hospital on Maplewood Avenue in downtown Hamilton, St. Peter’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, community-based programs and services that focus on Dementia, Aging, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation.

St. Peter’s Hospital is committed to finding ways to minimize and manage the daily effects of lifelong illness by getting to know the person behind the illness. A high-touch, low-tech approach to caring ensures that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient are met every day.

The Medically Complex Program provides care to patients with a broad range of complex medical conditions, including those with advanced neurological conditions and chronic illnesses. These individuals require ongoing medical care, skilled nursing care, and/or assessment and active management by specialized interprofessional teams.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Clinical Manager or delegate, the Health Care Aide (HCA) will work under the direction of regulated health professionals, mainly RN and RPN staff, however, could also receive direction from other regulated health professionals. HCAs will provide personal care, including but not limited to bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, transferring, ambulating in accordance with the developed plan of care to patients whose needs are more residential and supportive in nature and could be met on an ongoing basis in Long Term care or other community setting.

Schedule Work Hours

Days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary until April 2023.

Qualifications

1. Personal Support Worker or Healthcare Aide Certificate from an accredited institution, or equivalent.
2. Recent, within the last 3 years, clinical experience working as personal support worker, or equivalent.
3. Demonstrated proficiency in dressing, bathing, feeding and toileting those with physical and cognitive impairments, including contractures.
4. Demonstrated effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, teamwork skills
5. Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the position.
6. Ability to accept assigned or delegated functions.
7. Ability to set priorities and organize work accordingly.
8. Ability to deal with various hospital departments effectively and collaboratively.
9. Ability to lift using appropriate lifting techniques and bend, push and pull using good body mechanics working within the HHS policy
10. Computer familiarity and computer skills as required.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement